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Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Advanced Race Guide (OGL)

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Get the most out of your heritage with the Pathfinder RPG Advanced Race Guide! Embrace your inner monster by playing one of 30 iconic races from mythology and gaming history, or build an entirely new race of your own. If classic races are more your style, go beyond the stereotypes for elves, dwarves, and the other core races with new options and equipment to help you stand out from the crowd.

The Pathfinder RPG Advanced Race Guide is a bold new companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. This imaginative tabletop game builds on more than 10 years of system development and an Open Playtest featuring more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into the new millennium.

The 256-page Pathfinder RPG Advanced Race Guide includes:

  • New rules and options to help you customize all seven of the classic core races, including new racial traits, racial subtypes, and racial archetypes.
  • 30 exotic races, from mischievous goblins and reptilian kobolds to crow-headed tengus and deadly drow, each with complete rules for use as player characters, plus archetypes, alternate racial traits, and other options for maximum customization.
  • A complete and balanced system for creating an unlimited number of new races, mixing and matching powers and abilities to form characters and cultures specific to your campaign.
  • Tons of new race-specific equipment, feats, spells, and magic items for each of the races detailed!
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-390-3

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Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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I also like the idea of racial archtypes.


Maybe we will get a bladesinger for the elves or is that not OGL?

Dark Archive

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Shalafi2412 wrote:
Maybe we will get a bladesinger for the elves or is that not OGL?

Anything and everything Forgotten Realms is not OGC.

Would make for a decent fan conversion Magus archetype, though.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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Can't wait to see the example races for the race creation section and all theinteresting options for the races I would like to play.


Kvantum wrote:
Shalafi2412 wrote:
Maybe we will get a bladesinger for the elves or is that not OGL?

Anything and everything Forgotten Realms is not OGC.

Would make for a decent fan conversion Magus archetype, though.

Bladesigners are not FR, they were introduced in the Complete Book of Elves (2e).

Same thing for dual weapon wielding drows, they were an option in Gygax' Unearthed Arcana (1e).


Kvantum wrote:
Shalafi2412 wrote:
Maybe we will get a bladesinger for the elves or is that not OGL?

Anything and everything Forgotten Realms is not OGC.

Would make for a decent fan conversion Magus archetype, though.

Bladesingers are not FR, they were introduced in the Complete Book of Elves (2e). Besides, wardancers from Warhammer are not that dissimilar, I guess the cocnept is not that weird.

Dual weapon wielding drows aren't FR either, they were introduced in Unearther Arcana (1e) as well.


I hope so we something that makes an Elf Ranger even more badass.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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I am happy that the Catfolk, Dhampir, Asimar, Tiefling, and the elemental races got 6 pages but I do wish that the Vanara, Gripli and the races from the Tian Xia books got the 6 page treatment as well. But I still can't wait for this book.

Scarab Sages

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I want a Gnome Sorceror archetype. Maybe a Gnome Bloodline or some such? I just want to inflict the bleaching on my enemies. Whether they're gnomes or not.


Beek Gwenders of Croodle wrote:
Dual weapon wielding drows aren't FR either, they were introduced in Unearther Arcana (1e) as well.

Yes, I think drow were the original dual-wielders. Remember that joke in the Gygax memorial panel about female drow cavaliers dual-wielding lances and riding unicorns?

Personally, I'm hoping for subraces, archetypes etc that play with the racial modifiers a bit. Athasian elves (not called that, obviously) without a penalty to constitution, urban dwarves that aren't socially challenged monk-wannabes, perhaps half-orcs that are truly bestial and not yet another +2 to stat of your choice race...


I have had to resort to summoning the help of the MRA (Monster Reformation Alliance) to rectify the grievious error of not including the mite in this product!


Kvantum wrote:
Shalafi2412 wrote:
Maybe we will get a bladesinger for the elves or is that not OGL?

Anything and everything Forgotten Realms is not OGC.

Would make for a decent fan conversion Magus archetype, though.

You are mistaken about where they come from. They were introduced in 2nd editions Complete Elves handbook and were not campaign specific. FR just likes to gobble everything up and act as if it was their idea.


Shalafi2412 wrote:
Maybe we will get a bladesinger for the elves or is that not OGL?

You might want to check out the Singer of the Blades magus archetype in The Secrets of the Magus (also here on d20pfsrd.com). It also stacks with the Bladebound archetype.

Edit: And now that I think of it, there is also the Spire Defender magus archetype from Inner Sea Magic (also here).


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Dragon78 wrote:
I am happy that the Catfolk, Dhampir, Asimar, Tiefling, and the elemental races got 6 pages but I do wish that the Vanara, Gripli and the races from the Tian Xia books got the 6 page treatment as well. But I still can't wait for this book.

Yeah, I was disappointed when I heard that the new Tian Xia races weren't going to get 6 pages too. Hopefully they still get some cool stuff and this product could be used to test the waters for an Advanced Race Guide II or something.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Shalafi2412 wrote:
Maybe we will get a bladesinger for the elves or is that not OGL?

You might want to check out the Singer of the Blades magus archetype in The Secrets of the Magus (also here on d20pfsrd.com). It also stacks with the Bladebound archetype.

Edit: And now that I think of it, there is also the Spire Defender magus archetype from Inner Sea Magic (also here).

Thanks!

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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Well if they all get racial archtypes and other cool abilities in those two pages then it will be worth it.

Liberty's Edge

I... Want... This... Book... but it hurts to wait!


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Pyris Magmus wrote:
I... Want... This... Book... but it hurts to wait!

Your not the only one.


SO long as I can make horrible half-invertebrate races to my greedy little heart's content, I may actually buy this.


This is like races of the dragon, on pcp. I'm not even interested in the race builder, but mmm archetypes and alternate traits... yum.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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Your not the only one who wants this book ether.


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Dragon78 wrote:
Your not the only one who wants this book ether.

Considering you post in this thread weekly like clockwork to remind us how much you want this book, I don't think anyone believes that they're the only ones excited for it. :-P


Have there been any more previews placed online?

Dark Archive

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Shalafi2412 wrote:
Have there been any more previews placed online?

Check the Paizo blog for This last Thursday and the Tuesday of the week before. There's also a two page spread of the Duregar somewhere on the web...

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

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All I got to say is, "Look at those kobolds bravely taking on that black eyed monster invading their home! Down with the black eyed monster!"

Liberty's Edge

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Race Guide?

Hope it has cool info about Daytona and Indy. ;)


Preordered this and Ultimate Equipment.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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If you a subscription, you get the PDF for free, wish I started my subscription much earlier so I would have been able look at the last two beastiaries early.


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I hope this book gives either different stats or traits or something (ala Infernal Bastard for Tieflings)to bring all the non-core races at least somewhat more in line with the core races. I would let my players play whatever they want but then we would get a party with: Drow, Kobold, Orc, Sylph and Human. The Kobold complains he is UP, the Human compares himself to the Drow and says the Drow needs a nerf or he needs a buff, the Orc says "Raaage!" and cuts someone in half because he's power-gaming a Barbarian and the Sylph is lol-ing at the party.

I would just like to see all the races being close to balanced so people can play what they want without problems 9although within reason...I don't let my players have a full-party of rare races. 1 rare race and 2 uncommon races per party, max.

Marathon Voter 2013

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They'll do fine with any race. Except kobolds, I guess.


@ Cheapy -- why not kobolds?

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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Kobolds are in the book, Cheapy is just trying to be funny.


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Of course kobolds are in the book. Just try keeping kobolds out of a place they want to be. :D


He just means there won't be much a power nudge for kobolds and their crippled stat block, via something infernal bastard-esq. I don't think they'll have many "blood of fiends" style stat block changes, but maybe some light things via traits, or alt race features. We might see a mild chromatic dragon set, of alt stat blocks, but that might be saved for a "Blood of fiends" style book. "Blood of Dragons" does have a ring to it.

I feel like kobolds are handicapped to non-melee, support roles. OP drow due to what, SR? they have to turn it off for spell healing no? Out of all the PC races,from gilmen to even vanilla Hobogoblins, kobolds has hideous stat blocks. Way to go pun pun. Heck they don't even appear in APs that much, they're so bad.


Yeah, I've seen that they (kobolds) get a full 6 page spread! I hope for many great options to be included -- ones that make it more viable as a PC race (like including the alternatives from Classic Monsters Revisted) :-)

Does anyone know if rules will be included in the ARG for having alternate versions of a race (as in "sub-races"), with say alternate bonuses to ability scores?

So far, Paizo has seemed reluctant to include the idea that there are many, many, (and still even more) version of a race like "Elf" -- what with High/Grey/Moon/Sun/Wood/Wild/Etc (Faerun had like 12 different flavors of elven subraces) all being slightly altered versions of the base "ELF" race. They have the "alternative racial traits" rules, which I love, but the way those rules are written up it is as if any elf may have an alternate racial trait.

In various campaigns I or my GM have just ruled that a particular "sub-race" always has specific traits, for instance, Woodcraft instead of Elven Magic, to reflect that sub-races' connection with the forest over magic. This has worked well enough, but I really wish Paizo would include specific rules for the idea of a sub-race, going so far as to allow base attribute bonuses to be altered between one sub-race and another (so my Wild Elf doesn't have to lose two points of Con, despite having grown up in the harsh forest of Whereeverland).

I know I could just alter them as I see fit, or use the race building rules to make an almost exact replica of the standard elf, just slightly different, but for official games and rule-lawyer GMs there is always a hangup unless it says it in the book. I tried scanning over and then searching this thread but I haven't found the answer yet.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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Well giving Kobolds some dragon related abilities like energy resistance 10, resistance(or immunity) to sleep and paralysis, etc. would be nice.

Grand Lodge

Wait Wait Wait!!! More Drow-like stuff?! MEwhahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! I can now has more Drow stuff!!!!


Just a few more weeks!

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

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More then a few more weeks, actually almost six.

Silver Crusade

Dragon78 wrote:
More then a few more weeks, actually almost six.

And approximately a month after, I'll kick off my homebrew Jade Regent campaign. Totally inviting my players to dive into this book for their characters. Very, very excited!

Silver Crusade

....
Shut up
and Take my Money already!


question for Mr. Jacobs, or whoever the person is to ask as I'm sure Mr. Jacobs can get the right person to ask....

will this book contain the half- monster breeds?? such as half fiend, half celestial, and half draon as well as the half-dm headache?

I was just wondering with the release of the blood of fiends/angel/etc if those template were going to get an update if they were to appear in this book???

its no problem if they dont and all... just wanted to ask


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Steelfiredragon wrote:

question for Mr. Jacobs, or whoever the person is to ask as I'm sure Mr. Jacobs can get the right person to ask....

will this book contain the half- monster breeds?? such as half fiend, half celestial, and half draon as well as the half-dm headache?

I was just wondering with the release of the blood of fiends/angel/etc if those template were going to get an update if they were to appear in this book???

its no problem if they dont and all... just wanted to ask

I read in a few threads (including the Ask James Jacobs thread)

and the answer for more half-breed templates or modifications to them and if it would happen.
the answer is "No."


Azure_Zero wrote:
Steelfiredragon wrote:

question for Mr. Jacobs, or whoever the person is to ask as I'm sure Mr. Jacobs can get the right person to ask....

will this book contain the half- monster breeds?? such as half fiend, half celestial, and half draon as well as the half-dm headache?

I was just wondering with the release of the blood of fiends/angel/etc if those template were going to get an update if they were to appear in this book???

its no problem if they dont and all... just wanted to ask

I read in a few threads (including the Ask James Jacobs thread)

and the answer for more half-breed templates or modifications to them and if it would happen.
the answer is "No."

how lng ago did he say this... times change and so do plans....


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it was very recent

Link to proof


I don't know about anyone else, but I feel like Paizo's design team could post a blog on the Advanced Race Guide a day until release and it still wouldn't be enough to sate my craving for this book. : /


I hope to see more kitsune and halfling love!

Dark Archive

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Shalafi2412 wrote:
I hope to see more kitsune and halfling love!

Personally I wouldn't want to see any graphic kitsune and halfling love, I mean my god think of what their off spring would look like.


Maybe Lizardmen or Dragonbornesque creatures. Are the Dragonborn owned by Wizards?


the 4e dragonborn are owned by wotc and are not covered by the ogl...

that said paizo could create a dragonborn of their own, but it just can nnot look like wotc's dragon man. which would mean they'd need wings and I mean functionaly wings

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